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braccio

[brah-choh, -chee-oh]
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noun, plural brac·cia [brah-chuh, -chee-uh] /ˈbrɑ tʃə, -tʃi ə/.
  1. an old Italian unit of length, usually about 26 or 27 inches (66 or 68 cm), but varying between 18 and 28 inches (46 and 71 cm).

Origin of braccio

1750–60; < Italian: literally, an arm < Latin bracchium; see brace
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Historical Examples

  • Yet it may be mentioned that Braccio had espoused Alfonso's cause.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • A Cardinal Braccio was archbishop, too, a good many years ago.

  • She was a Braccio herself, and Corona laughed, though she knew there was truth in the saying.

    Corleone

    F. Marion Crawford

  • The braccio is one foot ten inches and seven eighths English measure.

    A Treatise on Painting

    Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Caldora tended Braccio during his last hours with every possible care.

    The Story of Perugia

    Margaret Symonds